Nurse's Notes

Donna Garrett, RN
MNES School Nurse 

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FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance for children of eligible families. Coverage includes doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, vision care, emergency care and much more.

Call 1-855-242-8282 or go online to www.coverva.org

 

       CareDox     

Please register your child in CareDox. CareDox is how the nurse communicates with the parent. The nurse no longer sends home paper clinic visits. You will receive an email from CareDox about your child’s visit. Go to Activation@CareDox.com.

 

 

When cold weather approaches we often think of illness and missed school days. Help your child stay as healthy as possible by encouraging them to wash their hands often, help them chose a healthy diet and keep regular bedtimes. Also check with your child’s doctor about the flu vaccine. 




CareDox Parent Information


 CareDox - If you have not enrolled your child in CareDox please go to activation@caredox.com. You will only have to update your child’s records once they are enrolled. You will receive emails from the nurse when your child visits the clinic. 


When should I keep my child home….?

  • Fever more than 100, your child should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducers.

  • Productive cough with fever.

  • Severe and persistent earache.

  • Sinus drainage that is green or yellow.

  • Red eyes with yellow drainage and matted eyelashes.

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, your child should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved.


Classroom Celebrations
Always check with the teacher to see if there are any food allergies in the class, before you bring food into the classroom. Remember that food allergies are serious and can be life threatening. Treats can be non-food items such as pencils, markers, stickers, etc.
Also consider any food or non-food item that could be a choking hazard.  Food items that are brought into the class should be healthy.  See the Healthy Food Snack list.

Medication:  All medication must be brought to school by the parent.  According to Bedford County Public Schools policy, no medication should be transported on the bus.  Prescription drugs require a consent form signed by the doctor.  Over-the-counter drugs must be in original packaging and require a consent form signed by the parent.

Communication:  If your child has had a recent illness or injury that you are concerned about please contact me by phone @ 540-297-4411 or by e-mail dgarrett@bedford.k12.va.us 

 

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